MANY symptoms of B12 deficiency are the same as those symptoms of MS!
"Everything You Want Your Doctor to Know about Vitamin B12"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvEizypoyO0
I highly recommend this 50-minute documentary from the filmmaker Elissa Leonard, featuring Sally Pacholok, RN, BSN & her husband Jeffrey Stuart, D.O. (authors of the book, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses); Lawrence Solomon, M.D., hematologist with Yale Medical School; Ralph Green, M.D., hematologist at UC Davis; and Donald Jacobsen, PhD, at the Cleveland Clinic (Homocysteine Research Lab).
@1:23 "The neurological manifestations well precede the hematological manifestations."
@1:46 "In 1948 scientists isolated a red crystalline pigment and named it vitamin B12. It is a primordial molecule responsible for the health of all the DNA in all our cells. The Framingham Offspring Study suggests 40% of Americans have suboptimal B12."
RED FLAGS: stomach problems, food allergies, frequent infections, upper respiratory problems (pneumonia), nausea, weakness and falling, neuropathy, fatigue, clumsiness & loss of dexterity, loss of positional sense (Sub Acute Combined Degeneration Of the Spinal Cord).
RED FLAGS: toe dragging/steppage gait (foot drop), unsteadiness/loss of balance, Multiple System Atrophy (Olivo-ponto-cerebellar Atrophy), optic neuritis, hearing loss, speech problems, panic disorder, muscle wasting, temperature dysregulation, anorexia, diarrhea, malabsorption, anger & depression,
RED FLAGS: Swollen Tongue; Difficulty Eating (feeling full after a few bites); Brain Fog; Dizziness; Memory Impairment; Compulsive Behaviors; Delusions (bugs crawling on scalp); Bleeding Disorders/Low Platelets (Easy Bruising = ecchymosis); Fatigue; Pre-eclampsia; Pre-term labor; Premature Delivery of offspring; Congenital Heart Defect in offspring; Failure to Thrive in offspring Digestive Disturbances leading to surgery; Severe Mood Swings; Pulmonary Embolism; Essential Tremor & voice tremor; Tachycardia; Anxiety Attack/Disorder; Colitis (lymphocytic colitis); Malabsorption; Very Low Serum B12 (74); Stabbing Chest Pains. Signs and Symptoms of B12 Deficiency
Sore Mouth or Tongue
Stomach and G.I. Problems
Limb Movement Disorders
Thoughts of Suicide